Climate change and the role of the NHS
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Keywords

Climate change
Healthcare

Abstract

The evidence is now conclusive - the world is warming, largely due to human activity. Without significant changes to the way we live, the world is predicted to warm to dangerous levels with disastrous consequences. We now have the knowledge and technology to limit climate change but the process of adaptation has been slow. Given the intricate link between climate change and human health, health care institutions have a responsibility to act. As one of the largest employers in the world, the National Health Service (NHS) in particular has the power to influence change.

https://doi.org/10.48037/mbmj.v8i11.1324
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